"What I need most is that the people of God support me." — Pope Francis, who celebrated his first anniversary as pontiff, on why he so often asks for the crowd's blessing.
"The current mayor is failing at his job, and he is no role model for my granddaughters." — Liberal politician Olivia Chow on why she is challenging incumbent Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admitted smoking crack while in office.
"Both Washington state and Washington, D.C., have been unequivocal that they want organized crime out of the marijuana business. Requiring, and ensuring, nationwide background checks on Washington state licensees is a no-brainer." Alison Holcomb, the Seattle lawyer who authored the state's legal pot law, discussing the FBI's refusal to run background check on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses there.